Despite break, Kueh keeps himself hungry and busy ahead of Sukma

  • Squash
  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: All the national junior squash players have been given their own exercise programmes to work on from the comfort of their homes as they look to ride out the Covid-19 storm.

And so far, 17-year-old Nathan Kueh (pic) has been doing just fine to maintain his fitness.

Nathan is motivated as he has something to look forward to – the Malaysian Games (Sukma) from July 11-19 in Johor as the organisers have insisted that the event will go on as planned.

And Nathan has already set targets for himself there.

“I hope to get the gold in the doubles event. As for the individual event, I want to reach the semi-finals, ” stated the Sarawakian.

It is still not confirmed whether Nathan will play in the men’s or mixed doubles but he wishes to excel in whichever event he has been entered.

For now, he is keeping himself busy despite working from home as he has been given not one but two programmes to follow.

“My private coach Mohd Naveed Ghulam Rasool and Sukma coach Allan Soyza have both given me workout programmes to keep fit and motivated, ” explained Nathan who is currently back in his hometown in Miri.

The youngster is keen to look on the bright side, although he could not train on court.

“I think this is a good time for me to do some mental work and review my squash. I hope to clear my mind and get back to court more motivated than ever, ” said Nathan.

His positive attitude shows maturity beyond his tender age and others should follow suit.

On his future targets after Sukma, Nathan, who captured the 2019 Asian Junior Championships. has set his sights higher - getting selected for the World Junior meet (July 19-30) in Gold Coast, Australia.

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